College Entrance Scandal Work Hard, Pay Harder

By Sid Slesicki, Clarion Photo Editor Picture this. You, the average everyday student who has worked hard for the past 11 years in school, and college application time is coming. By the end of your 11th grade year you found yourself ending the academic year with a good SAT or ACT score, great GPA, and you have a bunch of community service hours and extracurriculars … Continue reading College Entrance Scandal Work Hard, Pay Harder

Kennedy Wrestling: Mat Experts Grapple with Loss of Players

By Isabella Wolfe, Sports Editor During the 2018-2019 season, the J.F. Kennedy Wrestling team got off to an unprecidented start. The wrestling season began with 28 wrestlers (boys) and 4 wrestlers (girls) on the team but  by early 2019 had dropped to only 5 boys and 1 girl.   Brian Ewing returned to the fold as head coach and guided the small team of grapplers through … Continue reading Kennedy Wrestling: Mat Experts Grapple with Loss of Players

Student Spotlight: The Dreams That Live On

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor What happened to the big dreams and admirable professions that people once aspired to? Most would blame it on age, saying that with experience comes a reality check that forces one to see how impractical dreams can be. Some goals seem out of reach because of a variety of circumstances, but in no way does that mean they are completely … Continue reading Student Spotlight: The Dreams That Live On

The Clarion’s AP Test Tips

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor After spending an entire year or semester enrolled in an Advanced Placement class, students are given the opportunity to take an examination to prove that they have mastered the subject material. AP Exams are scored on a scale from one to five, with a three being a passing score and one being the lowest score. If the student scores a … Continue reading The Clarion’s AP Test Tips

Senior Trip to Disney Cancelled, Replaced by Zoo

By Keir Joy, Happiness Consumer Unfortunately, this year, the senior trip to Disneyland has been canceled in lieu of a field trip to the zoo. Coming from a mix of educational and safety concerns, it was a shared feeling that the trip overall would be more worthwhile if it was changed to a local area, instead of the repetitive trip to the land of mouse … Continue reading Senior Trip to Disney Cancelled, Replaced by Zoo

Two College Nights Provide Kennedy Seniors with Multiple Options

By Sophia O’Neal, Clarion Staff Over the past few months, two different college nights were held at John F. Kennedy High School. These events were intended to provide information for college-bound seniors and their parents in a relaxed setting. The first event was held on September 16, when Kennedy hosted the 18th Annual Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Recruitment Fair. HBCU was designed to … Continue reading Two College Nights Provide Kennedy Seniors with Multiple Options

How to Choose Which College to Attend

By Katelyn Yang, Clarion Staff One of the biggest problems high school students face is choosing which college to attend. It is wise to consider other colleges you may not be interested in and take into consideration other aspects of college life in your final decision. Some important things to think about include: the distance from home, the location of the college, campus life and … Continue reading How to Choose Which College to Attend